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Hailed for his "absolutely thrilling" performances (Bachtrack), Alexander Boldachev, the headliner of his instrument, Official Artist for Salvi Harps, Guest Artist of Bolshoi Theater, Founder of the Harp Festival Zurich, has been breaking the mold of the 21st-century harpist with unprecedented virtuosity on both the concert pedal harp as well as the Salvi Delta electric harp. Following his solo debut at age 8, Alexander began his international career as a soloist, chamber musician, and composer, bringing the harp to new audiences throughout 35 countries and five continents. As an arranger, his extensive compositional activity concentrates on expanding the harp repertoire by means of transcriptions of major orchestral works, popular hits (by Queen, The Beatles, Nirvana, Adele) and excerpts of movie music (Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spirited Away, James Bond). Besides more than 200 arrangements, Alexander's unique compositions include programmatic works for harp and orchestra, theatrical works featuring harp, choir works, and film music collaborations. As a harp pedagogue, he has lead masterclasses around the world, including such universities as The Juilliard School of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Toronto Royal Conservatory and others.

The harp has roots in all nations of the world and, as such, brings different cultures together. In the twenty-first century, the harp serves as a voice of the past and the future, breaking stereotypes and erasing the boundaries between us.”

— Alexander Boldachev

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Rock, Pop, and Film arrangements: (selection) 

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication 
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody 
Nirvana - Smells like a teen spirit 
Scorpions - Wind of Changes 
Sting - Shape of my heart 
David Bowie - Space oddity 
Adele - Skyfall 
Beatles - Yesterday 
John Williams - "Star Wars" 
Hans Zimmer - The pirates of the Caribbean 
Joe Hisaishi - Spirited away 
Jeremy Soul - TES: Morrowind 
Charlie Chaplin - City lights, Limelight

Classical arrangements: (selection)

  • J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fuga, Prelude in E
  • D. Scarlatti - Sonatas
  • J, Brahms - Intermezzo n.2
  • C. Debussy - Arabesque, Clair de Lune
  • F. Chopin - Preludes, Mazurkas, Nocturnes
  • I. Stravinsky - Petrushka
  • S. Prokofiev - Dance of Knights
  • D. Shostakovich - Valse n.2
  • N. Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade
  •  P. Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
  • N. Paganini - 24th Caprice
  •  A. Piazzolla - Libertango
  • B. Smetana - Vltava

With symphony orchestra;

  • A. Boieldieu - Concerto for Harp in C-major
  • G. Handel - Concert in B-major
  • W. Mozart - Concert for Harp and flute
  • G. Pierne - Konzertstück
  • A. Zabel - Concerto in c-minor
  • R. Gliere - Concerto
  • J. Williams - Harry Potter for 2 harps
  • A. Ginastera - Concerto
  • J. Rodrigo - Concierto “Aranjuez”
  • G. Tailleferre - Concertino

With chamber orchestra:

  • G. Wagenseil - Harp Concerto
  • M. Ravel - Introduction and Allegro
  • J.M. Damase - Concertino
  •  C. Debussy - Danse Sacreé et Danse Profane
  • I. Albeniz - Asturias
  • C. Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre 
  • K. Orff & G. Verdi - Dies Irae & O Fortuna
  • G. Mahler - Adagietto 
  • AC / DC - Highway to Hell
  • Led Zeppelin - Stairways to Heaven
  • Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
  • H. Shore - “Lord of the Rings”
  • S. Myers - “The Deer Hunter”

Own compositions:

  • "Triumph de la Musique" for solo harp
  • "Dimension" for electric harp
  • "Swiss Miniatures" for solo harp
  • "There will come soft rains" for solo harp
  • "In memoriam - Victor Salvi" for strings and harp
  • "Hungarian Rhapsody" for strings and harp
  • "Children Album" for solo harp
  • "Verbum" for harp, choir, organ, and actor
  • "Shape of my Harp" for electric harp
  • "Toccata" for solo harp

Programs:

  • "From Russia with Harp" - solo recital with Russian music of the different time
  • "Frédéric to Freddie" - Alexander's own compositions are bridging Chopin's Music with the popular Rock songs
  • "From Barock to Rock" - compositions mixing the baroque music with rock music, transcripted for Harp (Bach, Scorpions, Scarlatti, Queen, Handel, Nirvana)
  • "White album" - the music of Arvo Pärt, Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Philipp Glass, and others.
  • "New wave" - own compositions, improvisations, and the compositions written a specially for Alexander
  •  Chamber programs with violin, flute, saxophone, piano, cello, organ, voice, drums, dance, actor... 

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